RAPID GROWTH LEADS WORTHY PUBLISHING TO PAT EMERY’S FRANKLIN PARK DEVELOPMENT
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 13, 2015 – After dramatic, double-digit growth in each of its first three years, the Worthy Publishing Group announces its relocation in spring 2015 to Spectrum||Emery’s new Franklin Park development in Cool Springs. Worthy will join Franklin American Mortgage, HCA, and others on this new campus.
Worthy is one of the few publishers in the America, during a period of unprecedented turbulence in the book industry, to grow at double-digit rates. Despite the advent of eBooks and the closure of hundreds of bookstores related to Amazon’s predatory pricing, Worthy has still bucked the trends. Such growth has led this Nashville-based Christian publisher to lease over 10,000 square feet in the first tower built on the Franklin Park campus, which features a beautiful outdoor amphitheater on a scenic pond.
In 2012 Worthy won the NEXT Entrepreneurial Start-Up of the Year that is awarded by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. “Worthy Publishing is excited about being part of the Nashville boom! We have recruited a remarkable team of publishing professionals, not to mention talented authors who have already come our way,” said Byron Williamson, founder and CEO. As a start-up, Worthy Publishing already has hired 32 new employees in Nashville and expects further expansion in the future. During 2014 Worthy published its first New York Times bestseller, Four Blood Moons by John Hagee as well as the bestselling Jeremiah Study Bible by Dr. David Jeremiah. Both were category leaders at retail partners, including Walmart, Barnes & Noble, LifeWay, Books-a-Million, and Amazon.
Most recently Worthy acquired New York-based Ideals Children’s Books to consolidate with its WorthyKids division. An Ideals book, The Sparkle Box, was named the ‘Children’s Book of the Year’ by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. WorthyKids held six of ECPA’s Top 20 children’s book positions in 2014.
Nashville has become one of the top publishing centers in America with offices in place for Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, and Hachette.
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